Jewelry at WP Shelton Jewelers
Are you frantically running around, trying to think of the best gift idea for the special mom in your life? Are you losing sleep at night thinking what you bought is not as great as your amazing mother/spouse/partner/friend? Whether she is a perfectly practical mom, a super soccer mom or a glamour girl, we have many jewelry items that will surely put a memorable smile on her face. Wearable timeless keepsakes really are the perfect solution, as they can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Being a mom is an ever-growing job. With each passing milestone, moms earn badges right alongside their kids. She deserves a gift continually reminding her of how much she is loved, appreciated and all the joy she brings to this world.
Essentially, there are three categories of jewelry for moms:
- Subtle jewelry
- Unique jewelry
To help you decide which to choose, think about what kind of jewelry she would appreciate the most. If you think she would wear and enjoy something emphasizing motherhood and family, a more sentimental piece would be best (i.e. birthstone bands). On the other hand, if her jewelry tends to be more on the subtle side, gift her favorite jewelry style (i.e. stud earrings). Then there is always jewelry which symbolizes her unique qualities(i.e. custom designed jewelry).
Below we have listed out six of the best gifts for ANY mom.
1 - Lockets
– These charms allow you to add pictures and/or engrave them to keep the ones she loves close to her heart. (Great for our mushy sentimental mommas!)
2 - Bracelets
– These are great for our multitasking mommas who wear many hats! With multiple sets, she can play it simple while out and about during the day, or dress it up for a fancy night out.
3 - Family jewelry
– Gift her with a birthstone representing each of her children/grandchildren, or even a baby’s footprint! No matter where she goes, or what she is doing, this sentimental mom will always have a reminder of all her family.
4 - Stackable rings
– Remind her of all the little and big ones who love her. Great for all ages. Plus, they can be worn to BBQ’s or to a night at the opera!
5 - Stud earrings
– Stud earrings, whether they are diamonds or pearls, are great for our practical moms. They are simple, yet always so elegant and beautiful. A great choice for moms on-the-go.
6 - Custom designed jewelry
– Just like your "one-of-a-kind” mom, create a piece as unique as her. She will appreciate the time and effort put into creating something as special as her love.
All of the ideas are timeless styles, perfect for passing down as heirlooms in your family.
While moms should be appreciated every day of the year, gifting jewelry is a great opportunity to show how grateful you are for everything she has done.
So, what are you waiting for? Come on by and see us, and we can help you pick out the perfect gift for your amazing momma!
We have searched the runways, read the articles, and watched for trends – all to bring you what we thought would inspire you for 2019. While each individual has their own unique style, it is still fun to stay up to date with what is trending with jewelry. Take a peek below at what we found to be hot going forward in to the new year!
(Be sure to check out the bonus trend at the very bottom of our blog!)
1 – Hoops:
2 – Layers
Don’t be shy when it comes to your jewelry. More is, well, MORE! So, go ahead and pile on the necklaces for that perfect layered look. We suggest using different lengths, and playing with the different color metals.
3 – Shells
It does not have to be summer time to wear sea shells, especially since we are on the gulf coast! Shells are going to be hot this spring thanks to fashion runways setting the tone. Just like pearls you can wear all sorts of color tones with shells.
4 – Ankle bracelets
Yep! You read that correct, this fashion item is coming back into style once again! Gone are the days of wearing jewelry just around your neck, arms, and head. We have even seen toe rings come back as well.
5 – Cuffs
Cuffs are a great way to add in a statement piece. Take for example the ones we carry in our store (Les Georgettes). You can easily take it from one season to the next with a simple swap of a leather insert!
6 – Names & Logos
The Carrie Bradshaw look is back by popular demand! These dainty pieces are perfect for your everyday look, as they match with anything! Try something different with our OS and Biloxi bracelets.
7 – Links & Chains
This "industrial” trend lends itself to the layering look or as a statement piece.
8 – Shiny Earrings
Want to make every head turn as they pass you? Try adding in some extra sparkle to your ears. Over the top earrings are a must have this year!
9 – Charms
This jewelry trend you loved as a child is back in full swing! The great part about this nostalgic trend is that you can choose any type of charm to collect…your favorite colored stones, charms that represent your hobbies, charms that represent your children’s birthstones, etc.!
And do not forget…
10 – The Pantone Color of the Year
Living Coral is 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year! "It is an animating shade of orange with a golden undertone, which reflects the warmth, nourishment, and shelter of coral reefs to sea life” (TIME). You may not be buying this color in jewelry, but for your wardrobe. We suggest pairing gold jewelry with this color to connect the warm undertones.
BONUS – Custom Designs
What better trend than the one you create yourself! Whether you start from scratch, or take an old piece to create a new one, designing your own look can be fun and rewarding!
As the generations come and go, so do the trends, fashions and styles of jewelry. Why is this? With each new generation comes a new group of "influencers.” We have all heard the term used on social media (particularly Instagram). Millennials are the new jewelry generation impacting how and what jewelry designers create, and what jewelry stores sell. That is a no brainer, right? Millennials enjoy being the influencer, enjoy sharing their experiences with others, and enjoy expressing their individuality through clothing, jewelry, makeup, outings, etc. This is why the new trend, that millennials are driving, is custom designed jewelry. It allows them to be uniquely expressive.
Let’s take a look back into the 60s and 70s to see what similarities millennials have in common with those previous generations. The new jewelry generation today, is similar to the 60s and 70s in that there was and is a fresh creative freedom. A freedom to express oneself. Reflect hidden stories, social issues of their generation, and the origins of their gemstones. These qualities have become more important at times than the jewelry’s value. The way jewelry producers and stores advertise their products has changed and evolved because of "what” millennials value. Designers are creating edgy jewelry that is often amusing and always relevant to millennials’ generation and lifestyle.
The easiest way for millennials to express their true selves is through (fashion or fine) custom designed jewelry. Custom designed jewelry can mean a multitude of things. Some inherit family heirlooms, and are ready to bring it up to date with a few tweaks. While others gather ideas off the internet and social media, to create their very own design. According to InStore.com, custom jewelry design purchases have increased by 10% within the last decade. Why do millennials like custom designed jewelry so much, especially engagement rings? Because they are one-of-a-kind creations that reflect and express their values. Millennials look to align themselves with businesses and brands that reflect their values. They seek to express themselves through the brands’ identity versus the brands’ wealth.
There is also another important shift in jewelry sales to recognize. We now have more self-purchasing women. With today’s society, and the way women are working – it is no wonder women are starting to purchase more jewelry for themselves, without a second thought. Again, a feature of this self-expression that is very strong with millennials and beyond.
While trends and shifts like these may come and go, custom designed jewelry will always remain current. It allows for a change in the trends, a change in the design, and a change in what is important to the consumer. Custom designed jewelry allows for self-expression in any price range. It allows us to be as unique and original as we wish to be!
W. P. Shelton Jewelers delivers the best possible experience when shopping for jewelry, no matter your age, style, or generation. We provide custom jewelry designs, traditional and non-traditional options, real and lab grown diamonds, trendy styles, and so much more in order to exceed your expectations, and to express YOU and your values!